Yesterday, I got passed a link to a Facebook page dedicated to the death of Bill Cosby. Here’s the thing, though: He’s not dead. Nevertheless the page had over 100,000 likes – a testament to the stupidity of the public at large. The owner of the Website claimed that the government didn’t want to tell us the “truth” about Cosby’s death.
Well, the very much alive Bill Cosby called into to CNN to remind people that he’s alive, breathing, and probably eating Jello pudding.
"I don’t want [whoever spread the rumor] to do this anymore, because this is my fourth time being reported [dead]," Cosby said by phone to CNN’s Kyra Phillips, who was sitting in for Larry King on Monday night.
Cosby used his wit to counter previous rumors. After the first, he borrowed a Mark Twain quote about reports of his death being an exaggeration. But Cosby said Monday’s rumor felt different. He said it left one of his friends in tears before he realized it wasn’t true.
"I don’t know. Maybe a psychiatrist will say I’m feeding [the rumor starter’s] ego, but I just want to say to friends of that person: Just tell him to stop, because it isn’t funny."
On his own Twitter account, Cosby still went for a bit of humor Monday when refuting the rumor.
"Again, I’m rebuttaling rumors about my demise. But, I’m confirming I have an app," Cosby wrote before linking to an iPhone application featuring clips of the comedian’s performances."
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